12/07/1959Inside Pittsburgh Radio
By Larry Aiken
Dave has probably done every kind of on- the- air work possible. For years he was KQV's morning man. He's done play- by- play sports, man in the street, telephone quizzes, women's programs, and western shows.
He made the switch to afternoonradio and has become Pittsburgh's number one man between 3 & 6:30 ... that is except for a few days, two weeks ago when he lost his voice rooting the Steelers home to a football victory.
He's back in good voice now, and I hope you're among the thousands who catch his humor, and his abilities every afternoon.
12/09/1959Inside Pittsburgh Radio
By Dave Scott
Sports fans everywhere acclaim him the greatest third baseman of all time. His great record ... his knowledge of sports ... and his friendly personality all make him one of Pittsburgh's most popular men, on or off the air.
You can hear Pie's unique descriptions and his colorful comments every night over KQV at 5:55. Ratings show him to be Pittsburgh's top rated sportscaster.
12/11/1959Inside Pittsburgh Radio
To KQV ?
By Bob Thompson
All ratings show that, for instance, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. when no teen- agers are available to listen, KQV's audience is as LARGE or LARGER than at times when teen- agers are at home. Those have to be adults who are tuned in.
In the past 18 months, KQV saw an audience gain of 80% during the time of day when housewives are the predominant listeners.
You can't dispute the facts ... and the facts are that KQV's popular music and news programming attracts Allegheny County's largest audience.
12/14/1959Inside Pittsburgh Radio
Secret Word ?
By John Gibbs
I have a letter from Sanford Kelson who wants to know what KQV's "secret word" is. Incedentally, this promotion has attracted more listener than any other.
The secret word is our way of giving recognition to those Pittsburghers who deserve it. Each day we choose a different civic, business or industrial leader and let all Pittsburghers hear his name.
Inthe next few weeks we'll be answering some more questions, so,let us hear from you if you have any.
12/16/1959Inside Pittsburgh Radio
By Henry DaBecco
Sam's story begins in California where his father was a meat cutter. Dad Holman had hopes that Sam would follow in his footsteps ... but after one day on the job, they were both convinced that Sam would never make it as a butcher.
So, blessed with and outstanding voice, Sam put down his knife, picked up a microphone and started his radio training at stations in the San Francisco Bay area.
This spring he celebrates his fifth anniversary on the air, and he is considered one of radio's new, bright young men. You'll hear him on all different shifts at KQV.
His favorite record ? "Mack the Knife", of course.
12/18/1959Inside Pittsburgh Radio
By Fred Zellner
Chief Eng., KQV
KQV is Pittsburgh's first station to make used of automatic tape equipment. Each cartridge contains the commercials, promotional announcements and special effects you hear, and because of them, KQV has achieved the most perfect sound and production.
The automatic tapes give definition and fidelity hitherto unknown on AM broadcasting, thereby increasing listener's enjoyment.
Producing these tapes creates a lot of work for engineering staff, but we feel it's worth it to give you better service, and a better sound.